Rouget de Lisle (17601836)

Rouget de Lisle, officer of the Engineers, born at Lons-le-Saulnier; immortalised himself as the author of the “Marseillaise” (q.v.); was thrown into prison by the extreme party at the Revolution, but was released on the fall of Robespierre; fell into straitened circumstances, but was pensioned by Louis Philippe (17601836).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Rouen * Rouge-et-Noir
Rotherham
Rothesay
Rothschild, Meyer Amschel
Rotrou, Jean de
Rotterdam
Rotti
Roubaix
Roubilliac, Louis François
Rouble
Rouen
Rouget de Lisle
Rouge-et-Noir
Rouher, Eugène
Roulers
Roulette
Roumania
Roumelia
Round Table, The
Round Towers
Roundheads
Rous, Francis